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Hello All,

 

I am Arunava Dey from Kolkata India. I have launched my own website - a map maker's portfolio http://www.cartoskill.com.

 

I would like get your feedback on its contents/ maps, specifically for the following:

1. http://www.cartoskill.com/co2gdp.html

I am not sure how to add map legend for a cartogram.

 

2. http://www.cartoskil.../worldcity.html

 

Thanking you,

 

Arunava Dey


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Hi Arunava,

 

I like your maps. Great skill of balance when you are using colours, lines and content.

I think only one important think is missing from your webpage. :-)

Under "About me" you should write: "I am a Cartographer" too because what you are doing is 100% pure Cartography.

Congratulations to your portfolio.

 

Cheers,

Andras


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Thank you Andras.
I will hae to make some changes on overall textual content. I will keep your suggestion in mind.

Cheers
Arunava
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Nicely done!

 

For the cartogram, I'd say the best that can be done is to give people a sample of the conversion between area and emissions. So, you could draw a box or circle or other simple shape, and tell people that a box that size means X number of tons of CO2. Does that make sense? Maybe other people have some ideas.



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Yes it makes sense, since cartogram is actually based on area only. But I feel this may confuse people also.
1. For cartographers this could mean a proportional point symbol, which is not the case here.
2. For a layman it would be difficult to correlate with the map.

I feel the best approach would be a small textual description along with the symbol as you said.

Thanks.




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